The nightly late-night writing staffs for America’s TV talk shows in 2017
Something remarkable happened on Wednesday’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. It wasn’t one of the many game shows within Fallon’s talk shows, or something his musical guest performed, or anything from Fallon’s monologue or from his overly enthusiastic inter... [Read More]
The Writers’ Room: A Documentary, by Matt Corluka
Imagine a place with the musical genius of Jared Leto and the geological wonder of the La Brea Tar Pits. Two conflicting entities: One sucks any and all into its depths, robbing those that come close of their vitality and preserving them in a sort of perma-death, and the other is the La Brea Tar [&h... [Read More]
The Writers’ Room: A Documentary, by Matt Corluka
Imagine a place with the musical genius of Jared Leto and the geological wonder of the La Brea Tar Pits. Two conflicting entities: One sucks any and all into its depths, robbing those that come close of their vitality and preserving them in a sort of perma-death, and the other is the La Brea Tar [&h... [Read More]
Co-Head Writers Sarah Schneider and Chris Kelly Have Left ‘SNL’ 
Saturday Night Live added three new cast members and seven new writers for season 43, but one of the biggest changes at the show wasn’t revealed until shortly before Saturday’s season premiere aired. According to Deadline, Sarah Schneider and Chris Kelly have officially left the show thi... [Read More]
Here’s the Writing Staff for Comedy Central’s ‘The Opposition with Jordan Klepper’
Daily Show correspondent Jordan Klepper debuts his own late night series The Opposition next week, and in addition to announcing the show’s team of “Citizen Journalists,” today Comedy Central confirmed the full writing staff with us. Klepper’s fellow Daily Show alum Owen... [Read More]
Making a Pitch for comedy writers at Funny or Die
In ye olden times, you’d hear about a comedy friend or friend of a friend claiming to write for The Tonight Show or Letterman, sending in jokes by fax. In 2017, what’s a fax? Funny or Die has not only made an app for that, but also perhaps revolutionized the process of finding new comedy... [Read More]
What It’s Like to Get Hired as a Late Night TV Writer
If you’re reading this website, there’s a high likelihood that you think it’d be pretty tight to land a job as a writer on a late night talk show. Where else can one collect a steady paycheck for churning out jokes that actually wind up on TV, all while enjoying fringe benefits lik... [Read More]
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Do you love The Laugh Button and have thoughts on how we can make the site even greater? We want to… MORE The Laugh Button is looking for contributors! appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]